Fall 2014 Freshman Path: Welcome

You have potential as a scholar and leader. Your admission to Ohio University is a strong indication of that potential. It also represents an important invitation for you to join a tradition more than 200 years strong—a tradition that is defined by excellence and opportunity.

Follow these steps to accept our invitation to become your best self at Ohio University. The steps on the left are presented in the order we think will be most helpful to you, but in some cases you can create your own path.

Your Path to OHIO calendar on the right side of each page can keep you on track. It is important that you pay close attention to the calendar, milestone dates, and deadlines for each section as you make your college decision and navigate the process of making Ohio University your college home.

We hope that you will choose Ohio University, and we look forward to seeing how you will make a difference in the OHIO tradition.

Important Dates

Activate OHIO ID  

Upon Applying to OHIO

2014-2015 FAFSA is available  

January 1

Submit the housing contract  

Beginning January 6

Choose a dining plan  

Beginning January 6

Pay $200 housing deposit  

Beginning January 6

Submit the housing exemption form (if applicable)  

Beginning January 6

Admission deadline for scholarship consideration  

February 1

Complete the LC application  

Beginning February 1

File the FAFSA  

Mid February

OHIO’s first-priority date for receipt of FAFSA results  

March 15

Financial aid award letters mailed  

Beginning March 24

Register to attend Bobcat Student Orientation  

April 1 (beginning at 9 a.m.)

Deadline for scholarship recipients to confirm intent to enroll  

May 1

Housing contract and deposit deadline to be included in early room selection  

May 1

Deadline for requesting housing deposit refund  

May 1

Request final transcript(s) be sent  

Mid May

Check To-Do List on Student Portal and complete all financial aid requirements  

May 20

Attend Bobcat Student Orientation  

June 4 - 26

Complete the Health History Form  

August 22

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